Thanks, Kevin. I think I'm in favor of licensure. But I want to finish reading the application under consideration before stating a public opinion about it! I will be attending the meeting next Friday, though! :)
Yes we have had an "interesting" time of it. The latest was a political battle we won against the California Police Chiefs Association. If you like you can look at the facebook campaign against AB 1822 that I ran. http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=117470371615976.
Before we won SB731 which is private organization certification recognized by the state that expires in 2016 we had several unsuccessful tries at state licensing. These pitted MTs against AMA, ACA, schools, and many religious groups.
Since we have a expiration clause, we expect to have a hard battle in 2015.